Family Friendly Wineries

This past weekend, I received the Chateau O’Brien at Northpoint Winery newsletter in my inbox. Although I no longer live in Virginia (at least at the moment), I still like to stay in touch with the local wine scene. Chateau O’Brien has been a favorite winery, and always a regular on the wine trail whenRead more

A Letter to the Editor

Dear Wine Spectator, The February ’09 magazine highlights wine values around the world, everything from Alsace to Washington state. You discuss the up and coming wine regions across the globe, for example, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, and Israel. And of course, devote several pages to the tried and true, California, France, and Italy. Not to beRead more

Mission Impossible

When I first thought about starting a blog, especially one focused on the other 46 states, I forgot one important detail. Finding the wines to taste and review. Sure, I can run over to Total Wine and buy a few select wines from Virginia or New York. But what about those other states? Mission impossible!Read more

Think Globally, Drink Locally

Welcome to The Other 46. The Other 46 is a new blog and website dedicated to all of the states outside of the likes of California, Oregon, Washington, and New York, crafting world class wines. From my first visit to wineries in Northern Virginia, I along with many others, have fallen for these boutique wines.Read more